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Art & Culture

Austria is recognised worldwide as a country synonymous with culture. And truly, culture here does flourish impressively with the list of events taking place in cities, towns and villages throughout the country. It is not only theater that gives the country a festive appearance, but also the many concerts and exhibitions, dance performances and readings.

Cities & Culture

Kapriole in der Spanischen Hofreitschule Wien © Spanische Hofreitschule/Renè van Bakel Kapriole in der Spanischen Hofreitschule Wien © Spanische Hofreitschule/Renè van Bakel

Spanish Riding School

The oldest riding school worldwide, which has been practising and maintaining the classical art of riding in the Renaissance tradition of the High School for 450 years.
more on the school
Grosser Saal in Musikverein © Österreich Werbung / Lammerhuber Grosser Saal in Musikverein © Österreich Werbung / Lammerhuber

Vienna Boys' Choir

The Vienna Boys' Choir is one of the oldest boys' choirs in the world. For nearly five hundred years it has been one of the enduring symbols of Austria.
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Jazzmusik © Jazzfestival Saalfelden Jazzmusik © Jazzfestival Saalfelden

Top 11 Music festivals in Austria

Austria is world known for it's first class music festivals and composers. It counts as a very special experience to attend one of those events, which are celebrated in great style.
List of Austria's Top 11 Music Festivals
Jazz auf der Alm, Saalfelden © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc Jazz auf der Alm, Saalfelden © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc

Austria - Europe's Meeting Place

The cultural wealth of our country is not least the result of a great variety of influences from West and East, North and South. Throughout history, Austria has always played a special role in the centre of Europe: as a bridge-builder, as a meeting place and as a venue for cultural exchange.
A cultural voyage of discovery
Salzburger Marionettentheater © Salzburger Marionettentheater Salzburger Marionettentheater © Salzburger Marionettentheater

Salzburg Marionette Theater

Discover the fascinating world of the Salzburg Marionette Theater and see for yourself how the master puppeteers bring to life the expertly carved puppets, captivating their audience with performances of The Sound of Music, Mozart Operas or Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
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stadtansicht-salzburg--tourismus-salzburg-gmbh © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH stadtansicht-salzburg--tourismus-salzburg-gmbh © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH

Architectural Highlights Salzburg

If cities had a taste, Salzburg would certainly be sweet. This is not only because Salzburg’s most famous delicacy, the Mozartkugel, is made of the finest nougat and marzipan. It is above all because of the fairytale charm of the Baroque city and its modern architectural counterpoints.
An architectural round trip of Salzburg
Salzburg © Österreich Werbung Julius Silver Salzburg © Österreich Werbung Julius Silver

50 Years - The Sound of Music

Who can't hum at least a few bars of 'Edelweiss' or 'The Hills Are Alive'? The story of the Von Trapp family continues to resonate with fans all over the world as the popular 1965 musical starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer remains a beloved favourite, inspiring plenty of visits to the 'The Sound of Music' city.
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Donaukanal, Wien © Österreich Werbung/Peter Burgstaller Donaukanal, Wien © Österreich Werbung/Peter Burgstaller

Shopping in Vienna

Shopping in Vienna is refreshingly different. Shopping streets and pedestrian zones offer luxury goods and good values - at jeweler's shops as well as antique stores, art stores, and fashion designer boutiques.
more and more shopping in Vienna...
Alte Residenz © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Alte Residenz © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH

Salzburg's Cathedral District

The DomQuartier Salzburg was the seat of power from which the city’s prince-archbishops expanded their influence over the region. The blend of architecture, secular beauty and sacred splendor on display makes a tour of the DomQuartier a unique experience.
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Salzburg: Blick vom Mirabellgarten auf die Festung Hohensalzburg © Salzburg Tourismus GmbH Salzburg: Blick vom Mirabellgarten auf die Festung Hohensalzburg © Salzburg Tourismus GmbH

Hohensalzburg

Discover the more than 900-year-old Hohensalzburg Fortress, an evidence of Salzburg’s medieval history. Take a ride or walk to the largest, fully preserved fortress in central Europe.
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Blick aufs goldene Dachl und die Innsbrucker Altstadt © Innsbruck Tourismus, Rainer Fehringer Blick aufs goldene Dachl und die Innsbrucker Altstadt © Innsbruck Tourismus, Rainer Fehringer

Innsbruck - Capital of the Alps

If there was ever a city at one with nature and its mountain environment it is Innsbruck, and there are countless reasons for staying in the Tyrolean capital or one of its 25 nearby Village Resorts.
Learn more about Innsbruck
Bregenzer Festspiele: Die Zauberflöte © Anja Köhler Bregenzer Festspiele: Die Zauberflöte © Anja Köhler

Festival Culture Austria

Austria lies in the heart of Europe. The country’s diversity in terms of its landscape and culture creates a one of a kind festival atmosphere.
Coming together through music

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